Saalfelden Leogang — bike El Dorado in a class of its own

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Saalfelden Leogang

Saalfelden Leogang is a diverse holiday region in the Alps. Between the rocky peaks and green grass mountains, between tradition and innovation, the combination of the vacation city Saalfelden and the vacation village Leogang offers ideal routes for everybody—no matter how easy or tough you want it. And with a combination of tricky singletracks and adrenalin-pumping world cup downhill trails at Bikepark Leogang - fun is guaranteed.

720 kilometers (447 miles) of mountain biking trails of all levels and around 480 kilometers (300 miles) of cycling routes in the valley invite beginners as well as experts to the pure biking delight in the region of Saalfelden Leogang. Qualified bike guides, like the people from Bike Academy Elementoutdoorsports lead you through the area if you wish. For a wholesome bike vacation, Saalfelden Leogang offers special bike hotels, and the regional bike shops stock the newest bikes and the most perfectly fitting bike gear—as well as a host of local knowledge.

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Tours & Highlights

  • Difficult
    01:59
    10.0 mi
    5.0 mph
    2,525 ft
    2,525 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    On this trail-tour, you will find both flowing and technical trail sections, rooted passages and hairpin bends. There is something for everyone to enjoy.

    The route starts in Leogang and leads up Schwarzbach valley along an easy gravel road. After you have climbed the Kniestichkogel, the trail adventure starts. The trail divides into two sections which are connected by the gravel road you have already used. In the upper part, roots and hairpin bends await you. In the lower part, the beginning is wooded and becomes wonderfully fluid from the Matzalm.

    If you don't want to go uphill, you can take the cable car uphill to the Asitz mountain station and start from there – you will need a lift pass or a Saalfelden Leogang card (one ride per day included).

    This short video gives you a nice overview of the trail:

  • Intermediate
    01:20
    8.26 mi
    6.2 mph
    1,400 ft
    1,400 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From the starting point at the Leogang football pitch (Fußballplatz Leogang), follow the cycle path to Sonnberg. Here, you will turn right and follow the road uphill to Leogang Spa (Badhaus Leogang). Next, the route takes a forest road that serpentines up to the Riedlalm. At 1,228 metres (4028 feet) above sea level, the Riedlalm offers fantastic views and also delicious local specialities. After a well-deserved rest, you follow the same route back to the starting point. In Saalfelden Leogang, this tour is marked "blue".

    Tip: This tour can also be ideally combined with a short hike (Bike & Hike) to the Riedlspitz.

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  • Difficult
    02:51
    19.7 mi
    6.9 mph
    1,950 ft
    4,950 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    First of all, you will take the Asitz cable car uphill to the mountain station – you will need lift ticket or the Saalfelden Leogang Card (one ride per day included). Take the forest road or the Asitz Trail to the Schönleiten hut. After this panoramic trail, the route goes uphill and downhill, past the Jahnhütte hut and the Örgenbauernalm hut to the Biberg Mountain Inn.

    Here, you can enjoy the magnificent views from one of the most beautiful panoramic mountains in the region and indulge yourself in culinary delights before tackling the descent towards Leogang. The route finishes with a few easy miles back to the starting point.

    In Saalfelden Leogang, this tour is marked "red".

  • Intermediate
    01:57
    17.5 mi
    9.0 mph
    875 ft
    3,875 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    First, take the cable car uphill to the Asitz mountain station – you will need a lift card or the Saalfelden Leogang Card (one ride per day included). After the Asitz Trail and a short passage where you will need to push, you are rewarded with a fantastic panorama. Next, the trail leads up and down to the Thurneralm.

    From there, the trail continues on a magnificent forest and meadow trail to the Spielberg plateau. Passing the Spielberghaus and the Burgeralm, the trail then descends along a forest path to the "Eiserne Hand" inn in Fieberbrunn. Next, a short ascent takes you to Hochfilzen where you can follow the cycle path past Griessener Moor to Leogang. In Saalfelden Leogang this route is marked "blue".

    Tip: Depending on your ability, we recommend knee and elbow protectors for the descents!

  • Intermediate
    02:39
    16.2 mi
    6.1 mph
    2,825 ft
    2,825 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    This route will show you one of the most beautiful panoramic peaks in the region. From Saalfelden city centre, follow the gentle cycle path to Harham. Here, the day begins with 500 metres (1640 feet) elevation gain and 15 hairpin bends to Örgenbauernalm.

    After a short flat section you continue uphill. Next, you will descend briefly before tackling the final ascent. Just above Biberg Mountain Inn, you reach the highest point of the tour. Here, you can enjoy the magnificent panorama of the Saalfelden basin and indulge yourself in culinary delights before tackling the descent in the direction of Saalfelden.

  • Intermediate
    01:51
    12.6 mi
    6.8 mph
    1,850 ft
    1,850 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    From Saalfelden city centre, take the Lichtenbergstrasse uphill to the main ascent below the Einsiedelei (Steinalm car park) in Saalfelden (a part of the Watzmann Hochkönigsrunde).

    From here, you will continue on the Forstrasse to the highest point of the tour, which lies at the foot of the Breithorn. There is a bench at the top to help you make the most of the view. Next, the route leads downhill on forestry tracks and optional dirt tracks to Kronreith Mountain Inn. Take a well-deserved break and soak up its marvellous panorama.

    The last section passes Maria Alm and the Urslautal golf course before taking you back to the starting point in Saalfelden.

  • Difficult
    04:29
    24.3 mi
    5.4 mph
    4,700 ft
    4,675 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary.

    From the Leoganger cable cars valley station, follow the cycle path which leads gently uphill towards Hochfilzen. From there, you will continue to the Gasthof Eiserne Hand and over the Burgeralm to the Spielberghaus. The descent follows along a forest path to Saalbach. Enduro lovers can also follow the "Höllen Trail" down to the bottom.


    UP IT GOES WITH THE GONDOLA! With the help of the Kohlmais cable car (Saalfelden Leogang Card required), you can easily reach the mountain station where you can then join the Big 5 Trail to the Wildenkar hut. If you're super sporty and can't get enough of climbing, you can of course also cycle instead, as you can see from the indicated route.

    To return to Leogang, you will pass the Schönleitenhütte and follow the Asitz Trail. You can then follow the newly built Steinberg Line by FOX all the way down into the valley. Alternatively, you can head back via the forest road.

    TIP: Elbow and knee protectors are recommended for the descent from Asitz!

  • Difficult
    04:54
    29.8 mi
    6.1 mph
    4,950 ft
    4,975 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    Today, you'll be heading up to the highest peak in the Salzburg Slate Alps — the farthest point you can go by mountain bike. Standing 2,117 meters (6945 feet), the Hundstein is the highest mountain in the area. You will start in Saalfelden and ride over the flat Ramseiden to Maria Alm. Here, you will follow the Urslau Ache course up to the Abergbahn valley station. Finally, you will head uphill, gaining around 1,250 metres (4101 feet) in elevation over the next 7 miles (12 kilometres). To catch your breath, there are great rest stops and panoramic views all the way to the top. Of course, the view from the summit of the Hundstein is stunning.

    From here, you can enjoy the part you've been looking forward to all day – a fast downhill stretch leading to Thumersbach. When you arrive at the bottom, jump into the Zeller lake before rolling back to Saalfelden.

  • Intermediate
    03:03
    21.8 mi
    7.2 mph
    2,350 ft
    2,350 ft
    Intermediate mountain bike ride. Good fitness required. Suitable for all skill levels.

    On this route, you can enjoy some of the most spectacular views from beautiful panoramic peaks. Following the cycle path, the route initially leads gently uphill to Hochfilzen. After a small stretch on the main road, you will reach the cross-country trail. Next, there is a gradual and pleasant ascent to the Grießner Almen which helps you to easily manage your energy. After a short descent, you will go uphill again before enjoying a long descent into Feistenau. Alternatively, you can also ride a short single trail section.

    The landscapes on this tour convey all facets of the mountains in the Alps — the Wilder Kaiser, the Loferer, the Leoganger Steinberge and the Kitzbühler Horn. The stunning scenery will make you fall in love with the mountains. After soaking up the scenery, the route takes you back to Hochfilzen where you will cycle back to Leogang.

  • Difficult
    02:59
    15.2 mi
    5.1 mph
    3,575 ft
    3,575 ft
    Expert mountain bike ride. Very good fitness required. Advanced riding skills necessary. Some portions of the Tour may require you to carry your bike.

    This route follows the legendary competition course on the Leoganger local mountain. From Leogang centre, the course heads into the unspoilt and quiet Schwarzbachtal Valley. Passing the Matzalm, you will reach the end of the valley where the route turns into the woods and up to the Asitzbahn mountain station. The route then climbs a little steeper through alpine meadows up to the reservoir and from there, there is the last short ascent to the summit.

    The course record: 46:33 minutes!

  • Easy
    01:10
    10.0 mi
    8.7 mph
    900 ft
    900 ft
    Easy mountain bike ride. Great for any fitness level. Suitable for all skill levels.

    From Saalfelden centre, the route leads eastwards to Ramseiden. Passing the Theurerhof, the trail then climbs gently uphill on a gravel road and passes the beautifully situated golf course to Maria Alm. The centre, home to the second highest church town in the Salzburg region, is an ideal place to have a break.

    Continuing along the route, you will climb uphill before a short ascent to the mountain inn Kronreith where you can indulge in regional delicacies. You will head back via Maria Alm, coming to the other side of the golf course before arriving back in Saalfelden.

Collection Stats

  • Tours
    11
  • Distance
    185 mi
  • Duration
    29:12 h
  • Elevation
    27,900 ft

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